Updated: September 02, 2023
Third-country nationals (non-European Union Citizens) married to Cypriot citizens are entitled to apply for the Cyprus residency permit. This also applies to the following family members of a Cypriot citizen and his spouse:
A benefit of a residence permit by marriage is the right to stay in Cyprus with no limitations.
The applications are submitted at the Migration District Unit of the city where the applicants live.
The applicant might get a temporary residency the first two times he/she applies. This will have validity for a year each time. On the third renewal, a permanent residence might be granted.
However, if the couple has been married for many years or has children, the department might give them permanent residency from the first time they apply.
The Cypriot spouse, after receiving the permanent residency, can apply for the acquisition of Cypriot citizenship if he/she complies with the following:
For each PR application - €120
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